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Thousands of Czechs entered adulthood with a debt that will take years to pay back. At the age of 6 they took a bus with no ticket!

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Children as young as 2 years old were caught on public transport with no valid ticket, some didn’ t return a book in time to a library. Their parents didn’ t pay the penalty. Years went past and at the age of 18, the formal adulthood, the teenagers were presented with up to thousand-dollar debts that they have to pay. In some extreme cases, the debts hit young people when leaving an orphanage, or children home. Now thousands of young people are paying back these debts.“A law jungle,” describes Martin Kovalcik, media coordinator of People in Need in the interview for SBS Czech the situation that allowed this to happen.

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